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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Volume 5: This new age beer style is a fusion of two great brewing traditions that are worlds apart - a hoppy American Double IPA and a classic Belgian Tripel. Beware the Gnome in the funny green hat!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Wow! Pours a nice golden hue, with a light head that fades quickly. A nice hop aroma, a warm attack which fades to a nicely balanced finish, not too malty, not too hoppy. Very impressive beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2010
This is amazing amazing amazing. Its the perfect union. I"ve grown to appreciate American IPA... and love my belgiums... and this is the perfect union. Sweet.. hoppy perfect balance. This is the beer of beers. Smell has a strong hops... flavor is not bitter at all.. and perfect flavor. AMAZING!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours hazy Carmel with slightly off white head. Bright and crisp aroma with slight yeast scent. Slightly sweet but mostly bright bitter taste. Great mouth feel and very easy to drink. Hides the alcohol content well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
I love the banana notes. Good double IPA. Great brew from my local brewing company.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a deep hazy orange with a decent amount of head. The head dissipated with just about no left over head. The belgian influence becomes apparent immediately when you smell the sweet nectar of this beer. Only slightly bretty, but you can taste the cross polinization of this beer with a very hoppy one. I would say this, and its poppy carbonation remain as the only two imperfections. Irregardless, the palate is very full, and the beer is very drinkable. Sweet and hoppy aftertaste. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Apache (29) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
This is a union of my two favorite beer styles, the American IPA and the Belgian Tripel . Pours an orange color, nice aroma of hops and citrus. Very drinkable, described by others as the strangest beer they’ve had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Nice pale orange color with yellow traces. Bubbly, one finger head fades out fast to a ring around the glass. Aroma is made up of yeast, spice, sweet dough, and floral hops. Taste is very complex. Starts slightly sweet w/ a dose of Belgian yeast, spice, and pepper before giving way to a bitter, resin hop middle with some light citrus and other fruits. End is sweet, sticky, and abrupt. Boozy, thick and effervescent on the palate. Very good, unique beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 This is a great double IPA with just the slightest hint of malts that makes it a tiny bit sweeter. I still prefer Stone’s Cali-Belgique! [edit] But having it in the bottle wasn’t as good as tap. It was overly bitter in bottle than on tap...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pfunk1976LS (7) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Excellent example of Belgium IPA style, balancing sweetness of Belgian yeast with hops of IPA that does justice to both.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
The beer poured nicely into my pint glass with a good amount of carbonation. The beer appears to have a golden/copper tint to it with a nice white head that clings to the side of the glass. The smell comes with that nice citrus/hoppy smell but also has the hint of fruit/sweetness from the belgian part. The beer taste starts with a great IPA flavor and blends into a nice fruity belgian flavor with a hoppy aftertaste, it is a great combination of the two styles that is mixing well. The mouth feel is the worst part of the beer but still very good with a mild IPA flavor lingering around but also has a nice sweet flavor to it too. Overall, this beer fits well with a Belgian IPA description and totally delivers it. The to styles are blended very well with neither one overpowering the other, they go hand in hand very well. Near perfection. Its too bad they dont distribute in NY...


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